Upon entering Palm Villa, you are immediately struck by the magnificent views that open up in front of you, for Palm Villa is located in an excellent setting on Gifft Hill, on a private and quiet hilltop 750 feet above the blue-green Caribbean Sea. Sometimes your view stretches all the way to the mountains of El Yunque and El Toro, 80 miles off in the distance in the rain forests of Puerto Rico.
Your captivating views sweep almost 180 degrees and include more than a dozen islands and cays, from Frenchcap Cay and St James islands in the south, past St. Thomas, Thatch and Lovango Cays, and beyond the Hans Lollick Islands in the northwest.
At night after a beautiful sunset, the soft lighting, gentle trade winds and twinkling lights of distant islands create a wonderfully romantic and restful environment. During the day, your southwest orientation provides you with blessed sun on your pool deck from 9am to sunset. The restaurants and many other delights of Cruz Bay are a 10-15 minute drive on paved roads.
Palm Villa is a fine example of traditional Caribbean architecture, with a pool, Tropitone deck furniture, exposed beam cathedral ceilings, multiple ceiling fans, screened sliding windows, mahogany French doors, and terracotta tiled floors throughout the interior and also on the pool deck, creating a classic and comfortable living environment. The villa consists of four hip roofed buildings connected by decks, covered walkways and garden patios. The entrance to Palm opens to the pool deck and the fabulous views. On your left is the great house with the living, interior dining and kitchen areas plus a loft guest bedroom. On your right are the two poolside bedrooms. The master bedroom is a large suite located on the east (left) side of the great room. All the bedrooms are air conditioned except the loft bedroom.
The living and dining areas are casually and comfortably styled with a rattan sofa and matching love seat and Caribbean inspired artwork and potted plants throughout. Entertainment is provided by a satellite TV, VCR/DVD, stereo and cassette deck, DSL internet and the numerous crickets, tree frogs, doves, songbirds and other chirpers who are constantly singing in the trees outside your windows and doors. Choose from 2 dining areas; inside, the glass topped bamboo dining table seats 6-8, while on the deck the Tropitone table seats 4-6.
The original kitchen was ripped out in 2008 and replaced with a granite, mahogany and stainless steel beauty. Located just off the pool deck, the kitchen has great views and puts the chef right in the middle of the action. The new kitchen has mahogany cabinets and granite countertops, along with a s/s refrigerator, 4-burner gas stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, and sink. It also includes a toaster, blender, drip coffee maker and a complete selection of pots, pans, and kitchenware. A separate laundry room with washer/dryer is located off the kitchen and a gas barbeque grill is on the deck.
The 4 bedrooms are located in 4 separate buildings, providing excellent privacy. The air-conditioned east master bedroom suite includes a king sized bed, satellite TV/DVD, tiled bath with shower, and an adjoining sitting room. The master poolside bedroom and the guest poolside bedroom both have A/C, queen beds, satellite TV, DVD, water views and tiled baths and garden showers. The 4th bedroom is a loft bedroom with 2 twin beds and a tiled bath and shower. All bedrooms contain ceiling fans and are attractively decorated and furnished.
The following additional costs apply, please speak to a Travel Advisor for more details.
12.5% Tax (not included in rates)
5% Service Charge
$500 Security Deposit
For a complete set of policies for this home, please get in touch with our Travel Advisors.